Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Gallaudet University, Coordinator of Education Abroad

Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn is the Coordinator of Education Abroad at Gallaudet University, the world's first and only university in the world designed to be barrier-free for the deaf and hard of hearing. At Gallaudet, she is currently building the office of Education Abroad, which has never existed before at the University. In her position, Becca supports all students who wish to intern, study, or volunteer abroad during their time at Gallaudet. She serves as the advisor for the Fulbright Student Program, the Critical Language Scholar program, the Boren Fellowship, and the Gilman Scholarship. Traveling, studying, and living abroad opened doors for her and she is passionate about helping young people of all backgrounds find ways to explore the world. She advocates broadly in the field of International Education for deaf and hard of hearing students (as well as all students with disabilities) to have more access to study abroad programs. She is a graduate of the NAFSA Academy program for International Educators and has spoken at the NAFSA National conference and the CIEE National Conference in 2018.

Becca holds a BA from Pomona College in Claremont, California, an MA in International Affairs from American University's School of International Service, and an MPA from American University's School of Public Affairs.

Outside of her job, she is a StartingBloc Innovation Fellow and a founding member of IfNotNow, a movement of Jews working to end American Jewish support for the occupation of Palestine. She is Jewish and proudly married to a Palestinian Muslim who she met while living in Israel after college. She is a lover of languages and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Palestinian Arabic, Hebrew, and American Sign Language. Becca and her husband live with their large Pitbull/American bulldog Uno in Park View, DC